Climate ‘emergency’ considered

FRANKSTON Council are set to consider declaring a “climate emergency”. The move was put forward by new mayor Cr Sandra Mayer, and will be debated at council’s next ordinary meeting. The motion reads ...

Ampitheatre, mosiac for public land

COUNCIL is seeking community input into what to do with public land on Evelyn Street, Frankston. The space is across from the Frankston Police Station. Council says the proposed development at the sp...

Bid to ban booze from beach

A MOVE to make Mordialloc Beach a 24 hour alcohol-free zone has been proposed by Kingston Council. The plan to ban all consumption of alcohol at the beach is currently out for public consultation on ...

Recycler pitches longer stay

A LETTER has been distributed to Clarinda residents by recycler Alex Fraser Group detailing their proposal for a 10 to 15 year permit extension to operate at their Clarinda site. The letter pitching ...

New mayor gets luck of the draw

FRANKSTON Council has chosen their new mayor by drawing a piece of paper from a bowl. Cr Sandra Mayer was elected as mayor of Frankston on Thursday, 7 November. Cr Quinn McCormack also put her hand u...

Free courses for education

FRANKSTON TAFE will soon offer free early childhood education courses. Starting from 2020, the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care ...

Council to phase out herbicide use

KINGSTON Council has agreed to phase out the use of the herbicide glyphosate. Council voted on 28 October to “immediately reduce the use of glyphosate through improved practices and use of alternate ...

MP pushes for QT reform

DUNKLEY MP Peta Murphy is pushing to reform parliament’s question time.  The first term MP made a co-submission to the standing committee’s inquiry into the practices and procedures of question ...